'Does it feel strong to be up there?' 

Nick Kyrgios has continued his Wimbledon feud with the chair umpires on his way to the third round.


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Rogic praised as comeback gains momentum

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic made a strong start to the season in Celtic's 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch.

Lee Gaskin 12:29 PM   Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic put in an eye-catching display in Celtic's first pre-season friendly in a 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch overnight.

Queanbeyan bids to bring Raiders to Seiffert

More than 7000 fans turned out at Seiffert Oval for the Canberra Raiders' trial game against Newcastle in February.

Lee Gaskin 5:21 PM   Queanbeyan City Council wants to bring the Canberra Raiders back to their spiritual home, with mayor Tim Overall predicting they would get a "massive" crowd at Seiffert Oval for a Monday night game.

Speight can still shine at World Cup: Larkham

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 20: Henry Speight of the Brumbies receives a red card during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Brumbies at DHL Newlands Stadium on June 20, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Wallabies backs coach Stephen Larkham says Henry Speight's suspension will "give other guys an opportunity", but he's confident the ACT Brumbies winger can still have an impact at this year's World Cup.

Papalii finds himself as the reluctant enforcer

Josh Papalii

Phil Lutton 5:30 PM   Josh Papalii knows Mal Meninga wants him to dish out the pain.

Why Daley won't give up on Farah

Hooker Robbie Farah arrived in Coffs Harbour after hand surgury to begin training in the NSW Blues Origin squad training camp
in preparation for game 3 the decider
against the Queensland Maroons .
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Robbie Farah was banned from flying after surgery and the risk of infection will prevent him from training until the weekend but NSW coach Laurie Daley refuses to give up on him playing in next Wednesday's Origin decider.

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Pearce 'doesn't owe me anything': Daley

Mitchell Pearce

Adrian Proszenko 9:00 PM   Mitchell Pearce feels a responsibility to repay Laurie Daley for bringing him back into the Origin fold, but the NSW coach is adamant: "he doesn't owe me anything."

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Former cricketer to fill shoes of Buddy, Tippett

Toby Nankervis

Andrew Wu 6:40 PM   Sydney's next debutant is a former cricket junior who claimed the wicket of Ashton Agar.

Duckworth and Groth prepare for Wimbledon 

James Duckworth

Michael Chammas 6:51 PM   They will wake up in the same house in Wimbledon, but when the two Australians step out on court their friendship will be put aside for a shot at Roger Federer.

Johnson: I'll bounce England tail again in Test

Cricket - Kent v Australia - The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence - 27/6/15
Australia's Mitchell Johnson
Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley

Chris Barrett 6:01 PM   They were among the defining images of Australia's Ashes whitewash two summers ago: Mitchell Johnson steaming in and England tail-enders ducking for cover.

A tennis player with basketballer's attitude

Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts during his match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.

Michael Chammas   He admires Roger Federer but Nick Kyrgios idolises LeBron James.

League HQ

Taking clubs out of the equation the best solution for NRL's venues dilemma

Steve Mascord dinkus Dinkus

Steve Mascord 12:53 PM   I hadn't even left Belmore Sports Ground (40 years and I haven't figured out whether 'sportsground' is one word or two) when someone tweeted to me: "What have we learned tonight?".

Michael Ennis still in the dark about State of Origin prospects after judiciary disappointment

Michael Ennis

Adam Pengilly 7:58 PM   Michael Ennis said he has "no idea" about his prospects of a State of Origin recall after failing to earn a downgrade on a careless high tackle charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

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Rugby Heaven

Folau focuses on legacy with three-year, seven-figure deal

Future decided: Israel Folau is happy to stay a union man.

Georgina Robinson 10:19 AM   Israel Folau says he considers himself a rugby player now after inking a lucrative new deal that snuffs out hopes of a return to rugby league and could see him earn almost $2 million per season over three years.

In it for the long run: Folau inks new deal

Long-term commitment: Israel Folau has chosen to stick with the 15-man game.

Georgina Robinson   It must kill the NRL to see it. The athlete they developed and turned into a household name is happy in rugby. 

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Harris an unlikely starter for first Ashes Test due to knee soreness

Ryan Harris

Chris Barrett 1:22 PM   Ryan Harris's chances of featuring in the first two Tests of the Ashes series have nosedived after he was scratched from the Australians' final pre-series hit-out against Essex with knee soreness.

Keep it simple: Trevor Bayliss' mantra for England

New England coach Trevor Bayliss announces the England squad for the first Test.

Scyld Berry 1:20 PM   No song, no dan​ce. No ego, no big promises, no ghastly management-speak. England's new head coach, Trevor Bayliss, walked out to bat for his first press conference as a simple, plain-speaking Australian and calmly made a workmanlike 50 on his debut.


Is the game a mentally healthy work place ? 

Jeff Kennett.

Ronny Lerner 10:40 AM   BeyondBlue chairman Jeff Kennett says the AFL's three-strikes drugs policy is "totally out of touch with reality".

Swans scoring just half the problem

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - JUNE 26:  Dejected Dan Hannebery of the Swans leaves the field during the round 13 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Richmond Tigers at SCG on June 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Anthony Pearse/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Rohan Connolly 7:14 PM   AFL Sydney's job against Port Adelaide has become tougher thanks to suspensions to Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett. But another problem is their recent second-half disappearing act.



England shattered after World Cup own goal

Laura Bassett is comforted by Jo Potter after her own goal eliminated England from the World Cup.

1:42 PM   An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.

Rogic earns praise as comeback gains momentum

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic made a strong start to the season in Celtic's 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch.

Lee Gaskin 12:29 PM   Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic put in an eye-catching display in Celtic's first pre-season friendly in a 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch on Thursday morning (AEST).


ACT Sport


Gungahlin gets Sydney Olympic in FFA Cup

Gungahlin United players celebrate their FFA Cup qualifying final win.

Lee Gaskin 7:09 PM   Gungahlin United will be aiming to make the most of its home-ground advantage when it hosts Sydney Olympic in the FFA Cup.

Eastlake's Hodgson wins NEAFL Rising Star nomination

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2:06 PM   AFL draft prospect Brydan Hodgson has been awarded the round 12 NEAFL Rising Star nomination in just his second NEAFL game.


Horse Racing

Trainer Sam Kavanagh hit as Racing NSW issue 52 charges relating to cobalt scandal

Sam Kavanagh told stewards he was desperate and misguided in his efforts to win.

James Polson 1:36 PM   Racing NSW stewards on Thursday outlined a total of 52 charges against six individuals relating to the sport's growing cobalt scandal.

Press Statement's stud duties secured as Vinery buys controlling interest

Statement of intent: Tye Angland and Press Statement (left) take out the JJ Atkins.

Adam Pengilly 12:21 AM   The last group 1-winning two-year-old colt this season has been snapped up by a major Hunter Valley stud.


Ashes spot not guaranteed for Harris

Darren Lehmann has a number of selection headaches on his hands.

Gold Coast Sun's in crisis talks

The AFL is facing a new drug crisis thanks to Karmichael Hunt.

Jennings fast and furious in win

Michael Jennings stars in the Roosters' 20-10 win over Titans.

Panthers winger scores four tries

David Simmons' quadruple helps Penrith defeat Wests 35-12.

Carlton spoil Gold Coast's 100th match

Carlton spoil Gold Coast'€™s 100th match with a 34-point win.

Japan ends Matildas' brave World Cup run

Australia's World Cup has ended in the dying stages against Japan.

Canberra Raiders Cup: Rams v Bushies

The Woden Valley Rams take on the Tuggeranong Bushrangers.

Belconnen United v Canberra Olympic

Belconnen United FC strike late in 2-1 win over Canberra Olympic.

Hurricanes blow away the ACT Brumbies

The Brumbies' Super Rugby season is over after a 29-9 loss.

Warriors entertain in win over Raiders

The Warriors scored some eye-catching tries in their 30-8 win.